Design and Manufacturing of a Pressure Switch for the Off-Road Vehicle Industry
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Our client, a veteran of the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Industry, required a more rugged pressure switch. While their vehicles were designed to combat any weather and terrain, some of the components they needed weren't up to the same standards.As a result, they approached us and we quickly developed an all-weather compact switch with adjustable set point capability. We increased the value of the product by designing it to be IP68 rated components- the highest level of water-protection.
Prototypes were created for evaluation for client testing and we used that feedback to finalize and the design. Not only did we provide our client with a cost-effective weather-proof product that meets their harsh environmental requirements, but we also incorporated industry standard specifications.
Pressure Switch for the Off-Road Vehicle Industry Project Highlights
- Product Description
- This pressure switch is used within an off-road vehicle application. The client was experiencing failures with the existing switch and was seeking a similar product with better performance in ingress protection.
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
- Research & Design
- Had Discussion w/ Client to Understand all Requirements
- Perform Research & Development to Identify any Design Changes That Could be Recommend to Improve Existing Design
- Generate Conceptual Design for Customer Approval
- SolidWorks Utilized to Generate 3D CAD Models
- Manufactured Production Samples
- Ordered Components Specified From Customer and Integrated Them Into Our Product
- Submit to Client for Evaluation
- Manufacture First Article Prior to Full Production Run
- Perform Evaluation based Off of Customer Feedback for any Production Improvements
- High Ingress Protection
User Can Still Adjust Set Point
- In process testing/inspection performed
- Pressure Testing
Ingress Protection System
- Industry for Use
- Off-Road Vehicle
- Standards Met
- Customer supplied specifications.
- Product Name
- Pressure Switch